Norbert H Kox, one of The 100 Most Interesting People of The 20th Century in Northeastern Wisconsin. (Green Bay Press-Gazaette, Friday December 31, 1999. Special Millennium Edition, THE COLLECTABLES OF THE CENTURY) active links on all Imagery

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Norbert Kox Award

  2012 Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 
The MWA, Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters honor those individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, support and growth of Wisconsin art with a Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards. The new class of inductees will be honored on Sunday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at MWA. This year’s guest speaker is Tom Jones, Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences
Mr GEO's Webpage 1

Dear Norbert, 

I am entering a screenprint in the show at Kohler Art Center "Heroes Surround us"

My immediate choice for a Wisconsin hero was you, so I made an homage to you and your work (attached). I believe in you and the work you do, and I want to do my part to honor and support both. For Christian artists and artists that are Christians, you are indeed a hero. Although we have never met, I find in you a humble strength that always reminds me of a true follower of Christ.

I greatly admire your process of listening to God by reading scripture and responding artistically with what He shows you. As an artist and a Christian myself, I know how difficult that can be. I have been following your career and reading things that have been written about you, and I feel that the art world is not seeing what Believers see in your work....

As an artist, your entire life's production of work has been generally categorized as "Outsider Art" and championed by that market. I have a slight uneasiness with that label, even though your success there has provided a decent living for you, and obvious blessings. But, what are they seeing when they look at your work? Who is the real "Outsider"? Nevertheless, the Word is getting out to the world in a powerful way through your work as an Outsider Artist. Even though I personally think your talent, skill, output, and devotion is better than "Outsider Art", I am trying to accept that category as an open door.

Norbert, I want to thank you for showing your work to the world, for not giving up, and for being steadfast. Someday I hope we can meet and talk about the life of the Christian artist. In the meantime, I offer my own tribute to you and your work.


Gregory Martens
Associate Lecturer
Print and Narrative Forms 
Peck School of the Arts - Department of Art and Design
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

This was Mr. Kox's response.

I am so honored and humbled that you have chosen me to represent. Thank you very much....

Again, thank you very much.

God bless you always,

Apocalypse House
In the context of this page these scripture verses come to mind,

Matthew, 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

James, 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 

​Well done Mr. Kox. Many Blessings. 
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     TUESDAY APRIL 30 2013 
  The following email including prints was received by Mr. Kox